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What's Holding You Back

Joshua Gresham
May 27, 2018

James 1:19 (NLT)
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 

Ephesians 4:29-32 (NIV)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. 

James 1:2-8 (NIV)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 
because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 

With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. 19 They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. 

Ephesians 4:17-26 (NLT)
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 
22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. 25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body. 26 And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 for anger gives a foothold to the devil. 

James 3:13-18 (NLT)
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. 
14 But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. 15 For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. 16 For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. 18 And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NLT)
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 
or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 


May 27 Announcements


JUNE 10th

Graduation time is here, and we want to honor all class of 2018 graduates. On Sunday, June 10th, we will be honoring and presenting a gift to all of our graduates. If you are a 2018 high school or college graduate, please fill out our brief graduate form below to let us know about your accomplishments


JUNE 16th

It’s finally here! Our first #demoday at our new church home has arrived, and we need all the help we can get. There will be indoor and outdoor projects, and we recommend wearing work clothes. We’ll meet at the warehouse at 8am on June 16th to get started. Click below to get directions! (For safety reasons, no children are allowed to participate. Teenagers 16 and over may participate with a legal guardian present.)

Pathfinder Classes – June

June 3 @ 8:00 am

If you’re new to Trailhead we’d love to invite you to our Pathfinder classes. Pathfinder is a four-week course, and throughout each session you’ll learn what Trailhead is all about, what it really means to be a follower of Christ, how to connect with others, and how you can grow and invest the gifts God placed inside you. Each class will take place during the 9:15am service on Sunday morning. You’ll be able to drop your kids off at Trailhead Kids, then we’ll meet just across the street at The Co|Operative.


May 30th

To recognize all the great things you do for this community, Trailhead Church will be hosting an appreciation lunch for all first responders on Wednesday, May 30th from 11am-1pm at our youth facility, located in downtown Graham at 123 North Main Street. We are excited and thankful to have the legendary Dickie-Do’s BBQ of Haw River catering the meal again this year.

Please invite your co-workers and take a moment to stop by so we can let you know how much we appreciate everything you do.

Donuts with Dad

June 9 @ 10:00 am

Trailhead Kids will be hosting our first ever Donuts with Dad on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-12pm at the Trailhead Youth Center. The event is open to kids of all ages who want to spend some quality time with their dad, and the cost is only $2 per person. Space is limited, so sign up today.


June 6th @ 7pm

Looking to make some connections, and grow deeper in your faith? Come out to the Trailhead ladies Bible study at The Co|Operative every first and third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. Use the links below to catch up on our current video study, and join the Trailhead Ladies Facebook group to hear all the latest and stay connected with the friends you make each week.


June 13th @ 7pm

The Trailhead Men’s Bible study meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at The Co|Operative. Come out at 7pm and connect with some men who can help sharpen you and support you. Use the links below to catch up on the videos in our study, order the workbook we’re using, and join the Trailhead Men Facebook group to hear all the latest and stay connected with the guys you meet each week.


Serving is a great way to connect with others and find your passion, while helping to reach others with God’s love. If you want to get involved, the best way to start is by filling out our volunteer application. We can’t wait for you to join the Trailhead team!


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Base Camp is Trailhead’s online community and resource center. If you’re a current volunteer, login below to get connected. (If you have questions about Base Camp, email Dave.)


We know it’s important to be connected, but it’s hard to build lasting friendships. What if taking one simple step changed everything? At Trailhead, we’re trying to make it easier for you to find people who share your interests. We know that when you get together with people and have fun, you’ll begin to grow into a strong community that serves and grows together. What if you are one step away from saying, “These are my people?”

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